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Wounds (Care) Topic Guide

Wounds (Care) Wounds (Care):

Wounds are lacerations, cuts, or punctures in the skin. Wounds can be superficial, deep, punctures, or pressure sores. The amount of pain, inflammation, and bleeding depend on the type of wound. Most superficial wounds can be treated at home. Deep wounds, or complicated wounds generally need medical care. Sutures, staples, or surgical glue for a wound depend on the depth of the wound and the time lapse between the injury and when medical care is sought.

Wounds (Care) Topic Guide - Visuals

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Wounds (Care) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

zinc oxide (topical) Zinc Oxide (topical)

Zinc oxide is a mineral...learn more »

benzocaine topical Benzocaine Topical

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body...learn more »